Neuromuscular Junction

  • Eleanor Zaimis
  • Jennifer Maclagan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Ruth E. M. Bowden, L. W. Duchen
    Pages 23-97
  3. F. C. MacIntosh, B. Collier
    Pages 99-228
  4. B. L. Ginsborg, D. H. Jenkinson
    Pages 229-364
  5. Eleanor Zaimis, S. Head
    Pages 365-419
  6. Jennifer Maclagan
    Pages 421-486
  7. F. Hobbiger
    Pages 487-581
  8. S. E. Smith
    Pages 593-660
  9. G. E. Hale Enderby
    Pages 661-675
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 677-748

About this book

Introduction

Has the neuromuscular junction been over-exposed or is it perhaps already a closed book? I asked myself this at a recent International Congress when an American colleague complained that the Journal of Physiology had articles on nothing but the neuromuscular junction, while another colleague asked why I was editing a volume on a subject about which everything was already known. It is worrying to think that these views may be shared by other people. I hope that this volume will convince my two colleagues and other readers that the neuromuscular junction is very much alive and continues to attract the interest of many workers from a variety of fields; strange as it may seem, the synapse between a motor nerve ending and muscle fibre, with its relatively simple architecture, is one of the most inter­ esting sites in the body-I do hope we have done it justice. The various chapters of this volume present a cross section of knowledge as viewed by a group of 13 individuals, actively engaged in research. Multi-author volumes such as this are frequently criticised on the grounds that chapters or sec­ tions overlap. I believe that such criticium is only valid where the overlap is repetitious. Where it results in the reader having available discussions of material from differing stand-points, overlap becomes a valuable feature of this type of publication.

Keywords

Acetylcholin Anticholinesterase Dekamethonium Muskelrelaxans Neuromuskuläre Endplatte Neuromuskuläre Erkrankung physiology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleanor Zaimis
    • 1
  • Jennifer Maclagan
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Free Hospital, School of MedicineUniversity of LondonLondonGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-45476-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45478-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45476-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-2004
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0325
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